Needs required on the portal--but there are no "forms"?

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  1. DrMom

    DrMom Member

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    Dear All;
    DS accepted his appointment--and he showed me the portal where he needs to have the police check, the birth certificate, the dental check, the parental waiver (Captain America will still be 17 in July), vaccinations, etc.
    Are there forms for that?
    In true parental fashion, I suggest that it was his job to figure out what we need to do and I will help him to do it--but figured that someone here would know what we are supposed to send in?

    A copy of the birth certificate (consular certificate of birth abroad) or does it have to notarized?
    A copy of his lengthy vaccination record (we have lived in developing countries in Asia for most of his life) or is there a form?

    The police record...is there a form for that ? We are at an embassy in Asia now--can we get the Regional Security Officer at the US Embassy to complete this task instead? We would prefer to avoid the local police.

    Also, is there a form for the dental check?

    So, any insights? The mail is often slow out of here and I would hate for him to lose his place in the class because of a technicality.

    b/w
    Dr. Mom
     
  2. GoArmyBeatNavy

    GoArmyBeatNavy Member

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    I have seen mention on the forums about an instruction booklet that candidates who have been accepted can download. I would check in there.
     
  3. coloradoprincess

    coloradoprincess New Member

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    On the portal there is a section called "offered appointment" and a link to click on to download the "instructions for applicants offered admission" packet where all the forms are. the dental form is not available yet - you can see the status of that form under the portal section "other". hope that helped :)
     
  4. DrMom

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    Thank you Princess. I will forward what you wrote to Capt. America.
     
  5. hawk

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    If mail is slow you'll want to get ahead of these. Last year there were warnings of having appointments rescinded at certain points if the required forms were not complete. You still have plenty of time though. The security form and the police report seemed to be the ones they were more focused on.

    My suggestion would be to call/email admissions or your RC on the police form.... the intent is to confirm the candidate does not have a record. Seems like your situation would be a special case.

    Vaccination report will just save the candidate from getting lot's of shots as I understand it.

    Get the pdf and forms from the portal as mentioned, they are pretty specific. Last year it was "Instructions for Candidates offered Admission".

    You may be familiar already, but if not, setting up cadet banking was the one part that was less clear. The candidate will need a checking account setup for direct deposit. And ideally once accessible from USMA. Turns out two of the easier options are Pentagon FCU and USAA. PFCU is present on post, and USAA in Highland falls. USAA allows fee free ATM usage, and overall seemed a better deal. They know about cadets, and were super to work with, even for kids who have never setup a bank account.

    Birth Certificate needed to be certified copy mailed in.

    There were 3-4 forms you need to complete which are in the instructions packet (Parent consent, Immunizations, etc). Most of the others are on the portal as web surveys.

    Hope this helps!
     
  6. DrMom

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    Thank you Hawk. We will figure this out. It would be good for the boy not to have to repeat the shots because literally he has everything in triplicate except for Yellow Fever.

    He has had a USAA account since birth and a checking account since he turned 16. When last in Highland Falls, I was delighted to see the branch there. They are the best bank for people who lead busy lives, move around a lot or travel.

    One of the greatest benefits of USAA is that they will physically cut a check and mail it to someone in the US. This is a great service.

    Thank you again.
     
  7. docwalk

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    quick question. as currently active duty, can i just print out the copies of the froms i have on my iPERMS?

    and as currently serving, do i need to send in the ssn card, the birth certificate even though i've already done this for my enlistment?
     

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